Corruption has created fertile ground for crimes to thrive – Magu


Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu said growing insecurity in Nigeria can be traced to corruption – The acting EFCC chairman said the nation must curb the menace of corruption – Magu said more jobs can be available to Nigerians if corruption is killed Ibrahim Magu who is the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has noted that corruption is responsible for rising insecurity in the country. Magu spoke at Diamond 101.1 FM Radio on Tuesday, July 30, where he was represented by the Ibadan zonal head of the EFCC, Friday Ebelo. According to him, crimes have thrived in the country due to corruption. He added that the growing insecurity cannot be separated from corruption.

He said: “You can’t separate the growing insecurity from corruption. The surest path to peace in our country is to take care of the menace of corruption. “If we succeed in stemming corruption, we will berth a working system in which the problem of infrastructural deficit will be addressed. Ignorance will be kept at bay, and there will be more jobs for the people.” He also called on parents to show interest in the development of their children. Meanwhile, the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, directed that new approaches be adopted in the recovery of debts owed the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Tuesday, July 30, in Abuja said the directive was part of the federal government’s renewed effort to ensure the effective recovery of over five trillion naira being outstanding debts owed AMCON. The vice president had on Monday, July 29, met with board members and management of AMCON and selected heads of government agencies, at the presidential villa following which a new committee was set up to carry out the assignment.

According to him, a special task force/committee comprising the Heads of AMCON, EFCC), NFIU, ICPC and the Ministry of Justice, would be working to develop and implement new strategies that would ensure speedy recovery of the debts.

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